History and Makeup

The Mississippi Agricultural & Livestock Theft Bureau, (MALTB), was formed by the State Legislature in 1993, to better serve the State’s agricultural community. With Agriculture being a large part of the States economy, this Bureau has been of great service.

The MALTB is made-up of a Director, Brand Registrar/Secretary, and nine (9) Investigators. One Investigator per MS Highway Patrol District. Each Investigator is a Certified Police Officer, and is empowered to enforce all of the laws of the State of Mississippi and arrest violators. The Investigators are also empowered to serve warrants and process emanating from any court of lawful jurisdiction.